I grew up in a fundamentalist evangelical denomination in rural Caldwell Idaho.
My husband's family all live in San Francisco,
Unfortunately, when I am in both of my homes - San Francisco and Caldwell - I too often hear disparaging black and white thinking from the people I love. If I am right the opposing viewpoint by definition is wrong. This kind of us vs. them thinking leads to words like "idiot" and "crazy" and "I'm glad I don't know any people like that!"
Scrolling through my Facebook page recently, I read inflammatory memes posted by old Idaho classmates. One read, "Time to wake up and see how many liberals I can piss off today."
Here, friends and family automatically roll their eyes when words like "Republican" or "evangelical" come up. When I say I am from Idaho, I sometimes hear, "Where's your gun?"